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BIZEN
OMIYA School



OMIYA: This school transferred from YAMASHIRO OMIYA town in the 
KAMAKURA Period and is considered a subsidiary branch of OSAFUNE.
Another story locates the group to the "Great Shrine" in FUKUOKA.
Some TACHI and SAKIZORI TANTO most often encountered. KO-MOKUME.
HA-HADA in KO-MIDARE of KO-GUNOME, SUGU CHOJI-MIDARE with 
SAKA-ASHI, GUNOME-CHOJI MIDARE with KO-CHOJI mix. Figures tend to
saw tooth like NOKO BA.           __________________            
                                  YAMASHIRO KUNIMORI EN-MAN 1165
                                            ___|____
________                                    SANEMORI 
KUNIMORI BUN-O 1260 (KYO OMIYA MUNENOBU)      Same as MORIYUKI
   |___________________ ____________________  
___|____            ___|____             ___|____                
MORISUKE            NOBUHIDE             SUKEMORI SHO-O 1288 
   | EI-NIN 1293    TOKU-JI 1306         ___|____                
   |                                     MORISUKE(1) SHO-CHU 1324
   |                                     ___|____ 
   |             ________                MORISUKE(2) TEI-JI 1362 
   |             MORIKAGE KA-GEN 1303    ___|____                
   |             _________               MORISUKE(3) O-EI 1394   
   |             MORITSUGU O-CHO 1311    ___|____                
   |_____________________ _____________  MORISUKE(4) EI-KYO 1429
___|_____            ____|____      ___|_____                 
MORITOSHI            MORICHIKA      MORISHIGE(1) GEN-O 1319   
   | GEN-TOKU 1329   GEN-O 1319     ___|_____                 
   |__________                      MORISHIGE(2) O-AN 1368 
___|_____  ___|_____                ___|_____
MORITSUGU  MORITSUNE                MORISHIGE(3) O-EI 1394 
   | -EN-BUN 1356-        _____________|
   |                  ___|____      ___|_____
   |                  IYEMITSU(2)   MORISHIGE(4) EI-KYO 1429
   |                  SHO-CHO 1428  ___|_____
   |                                MORISHIGE(5) BUN-MEI 1469
___|____                            ___|_____
MORIKAGE(1) TEI-JI 1362             MORISHIGE(6) CHO-KYO 1487
   |______________________________________ _____________________
___|____                               ___|_____                |
MOROKAGE(1) KO-RYAKU 1379              KAGEYOSHI KO-O 1389      |
   |_______________________               |_____________        |
___|____                ___|____       ___|_____     ___|____   |
MOROKAGE(2) O-EI 1394   MOROZANE       KAGEYOSHI     MOROKAGE   |
___|____                               SHO-CHO 1428   O-EI 1394 |
MOROKAGE(3) HO-TOKU 1449                                        |
___|____                                                        |
MOROKAGE(4) EI-SHO 1504                                         |
                ___________________ ___________ ___________ ____|
           ____|____            ___|____    ___|____    ___|____ 
           YOSHIHIDE O-EI 1394  SUYEHITO    IYEMITSU(1) KAGEMASA 
           ____|___             EI-WA 1375  O-EI 1394   KO-O 1389
           SANEKAGE SH-CHO 1428

NOBUHIDE KEN-RYAKU: Early OMIYA. Transfers from YAMASHIRO. Work
        to TEMPUKU 1233.
     NOBUHIDE

KUNIMORI BUN-O: Transferred from YAMASHIRO OMIYA. Work period 
        from NIN-JI 1240. Also known as OMIYA MUNENOBU of 
        YAMASHIRO.
     KUNIMORI
     OMIYA KUNIMORI

SUKEMORI SHO-O: Work to EN-KEI 1308. ITAME. KO-MIDARE BA and SUGU
        CHOJI-MIDARE BA with SAKA-ASHI. 
     SUKEMORI 

MORISUKE EI-NIN (f: KUNIMORI): The father is also reported as
        SUKEMORI. Work to O-CHO 1311. ITAME HADA. CHOJI BA.
     MORISUKE






Omiya Tachi
Nagasa: 72.5cm

Passed down for centuries as Kanemitsu. Modern attribution to Omiya.
Shinogi-tsukuri, Ihori-mune Nambokucho Sugata, strong, little curve and O-Kissaki. Bo-Hi with RenBi.
Standing Mokume, Itame Hada mix has JiNie and defined Chikei. Nie Utsuri becomes most pronounced in the lower.
Hamon shows an active and dynamic rise and fall becoming deeper and stronger through the lower. High-rising and complex O-Gunome and Choji mounds of Ko-Nie and Nioi-Fukashi are slightly Saka leaning. Long running Kinsuji and striating Sunagashi combs through tops and sweeps Nijuba and Sanjuba in places. Some Smoke Togari in the upper.
Midare-Komi and Sunagashi Boshi. Slight Kaeri.
O-Suriage Nakago has two Mekugi-ana.



BIZEN OMIYA
MORICHIKA GEN-O (f: MORISUKE): From GEN-O 1319 to TEI-WA 1345.
        MOKUME. KO-GUNOME patterns.
     BIZEN-no-KUNI MORICHIKA

MORITOSHI GEN-TOKU (f: MORISUKE): ITAME HADA. SUGUHA.
     BIZEN-no-KUNI MORITOSHI
     BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE JU MORITOSHI

NOBUHIDE TOKU-JI (f: MUNENOBU): Work to RYAKU-O 1338. KO-MOKUME
        shows NIE JI-BA. KO-GUNOME MIDARE HA with SUNAGASHI.
     NOBUHIDE

MORIKAGE KA-GEN: IKUBI style, wide TACHI SUGATA. KO-MOKUME shows
        NIE JI-BA. KO-MIDARE of KO-GUNOME HA. Large, thick 
        stroked, two-character MEI.
     MORIKAGE

MORIKAGE(1) EN-BUN (f: MORITSUGU): Work from EN-BUN 1356 to EI-WA
        1375. SAKIZORI TANTO. Strong MOKUME HADA has thin veil of
        JI-NIE. KATAOCHI "Stooped shoulders" GUNOME HA said to 
        resemble KANEMITSU. Early O-KANEMITSU's KATAOCHI 
        resembles his father KAGEMITSU who was it's greatest 
        influence peddler. NOKOBA "Saw-shaped," still ringing 
        KAGEMITSU bell, but later we find KOSHI-HIRAKI Open-
        troughed GUNOME/KO-CHOJI BA reported. Which is either bad
        reporting or a change with the times. Valleyed GUNOME-
        CHOJI patterns are an OEI bill. Judge examples by age. 
        KATAOCHI giving way to KOSHI-HIRAKI. BOSHI is MIDARE-KOMI
        with short turnback. Long MEI in small, thick strokes.
     BISHU OSAFUNE MORIKAGE
     BISHU OSAFUNE JU MORIKAGE
     BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE JU MORIKAGE

KAGEMASA KO-O (f: MOROKAGE 1): From O-AN 1368 to MEI-TOKU 1390.         ITAME with MASAME HADA. GUNOME-MIDARE BA.      BISHU OSAFUNE KAGEMASA IYEMITSU(1) O-EI (f: MORIKAGE): His work appears through the          beginning period of the O-EI. KO-MOKUME. NIOI-DEKI          GUNOME-CHOJI BA.      IYEMITSU      BISHU OSAFUNE IYEMITSU      BISHU OSAFUNE JU IYEMITSU SUYEHITO O-EI (t: MORIKAGE 1): SUGUHA and GUNOME-CHOJI BA.      BISHU OSAFUNE SUYEHITO KAGEYOSHI KO-O 1389 (f: MORIKAGE): ITAME HADA. GUNOME-MIDARE HA.      BISHU OSAFUNE KAGEYOSHI MOROKAGE O-EI (f: KAGEYOSHI): GUNOME-MIDARE.
Morikage Tachi





































Morikage Tachi
Nagasa: 74.2cm
Sori 2.1cm


Shinogi-tsukuri, Ihori-mune, wide bladed with elongated Chu-Kissaki, Namboku Tachi Sugata. Bo-Hi runs the length. The whole has a Kanemitsu influence.
A complex Gunome-Midare with Togari has Ko-Ashi and Yo inside a Notare line. Sunagashi brushes figures apart.
Boshi is Midare-Komi with Togari and a Tobi.
Suriage Nakago has two Mekugi-ana. Signed in the Ji at the bottom.

       Bizen-no-Kuni Ju Osafune Morikage




BIZEN OMIYA
MOROKAGE KO-RYAKU (f: MORIKAGE): KO-RYAKU 1379 to O-EI 1394. Made
        KO-WAKIZASHI and TANTO. KO-MOKUME HADA stands. KO-NIE and
        NIOI-DEKI KO-GUNOME CHOJI KO-MIDARE BA shows SUNAGASHI.
     MOROKAGE
     BISHU OSAFUNE MOROKAGE
     BISHU OSAFUNE JU MOROKAGE

MOROKAGE(2) O-EI (f: MOROKAGE 1): His work period was the later
        O-EI, and up to KYO-TOKU 1452. Standing MOKUME HADA.
        SUGUHA and GUNOME-CHOJI BA. 
     MOROKAGE
     BISHU OSAFUNE MOROKAGE
     BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE JU MOROKAGE

MOROKAGE(3) HO-TOKU: Work from BUN-AN 1444 to BUN-MEI 1469. 
           KO-NIE KO-GUNOME/KO-CHOJI mix. 
     BISHU OSAFUNE MOROKAGE

MOROKAGE(4) EI-SHO: SUGUHA and GUNOME-CHOJI BA.
     BISHU OSAFUNE MOROKAGE
MORISHIGE(1) GEN-O (f: MORISUKE): KO-MOKUME HADA with NIE JI-BA. 
           KO-MIDARE of KO-GUNOME HA. Large, two-character MEI.
     BIZEN-no-KUNI MORISHIGE

MORISHIGE(2) O-AN: Work from O-AN 1368 to KA-KEI 1387. MOKUME.
        GUNOME-CHOJI BA. MIDARE BA patterns and CHOJI similar to
        contemporary OSAFUNE School.
     BISHU OSAFUNE MORISHIGE
     BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE JU MORISHIGE

BIZEN OMIYA
MORISHIGE(3) O-EI: MOKUME HADA. SUGUHA and O-EI GUNOME-CHOJI BA. 
     BISHU OSAFUNE MORISHIGE

MORISHIGE(4) EI-KYO: O-EI style GUNOME patterns. MORISHIGE also
        found in BUN-MEI 1469, CHO-KYO 1487, EI-SHO 1504, etc.
     BISHU OSAFUNE MORISHIGE

IYEMITSU(2) SHO-CHO (f: MORISHIGE): MOKUME. GUNOME-CHOJI BA.
     BISHU OSAFUNE IYEMITSU

MORITSUGU O-CHO: From EN-KEI 1308 to GEN-O 1319. Known for TACHI
        and NAGAMAKI. GUNOME-CHOJI BA and KO-MIDARE BA of
        SAKA-ASHI. The MORI of his large TACHI-MEI is noted as
        being similar to that of old MORIKAGE. 
     MORITSUGU


MORISUKE(2) BUN-WA: Work from BUN-WA 1352 to TEI-JI 1362.
     BISHU OSAFUNE MORISUKE

MORISUKE(3) OEI: KOSHI-HIRAKI Open-troughed GUNOME-MIDARE HA.
     BISHU OSAFUNE MORISUKE

MORISUKE(4) MOKUME. SUGUHA and GUNOME-MIDARE BA.
     BISHU OSAFUNE MORISUKE

   _______________                     
   OSAFUNE MORIIYE(1) O-AN 1368        
    __________|___                     
    KOZORI MORIIYE(2) O-EI 1394        
______________|___                     
O-EI BIZEN MORIIYE(3) KA-KICHI 1441    
     _________|___                     
     OMIYA MORIIYE(4) BUN-MEI 1469     
           ___|___                     
           MORIIYE(5) EI-SHO 1504      

MORIIYE(1) O-AN: From TEI-JI 1362 to SHI-TOKU 1384. Said to be a
        NAGAMITSU descendant. MOKUME HADA. KO-MIDARE of GUNOME-
        CHOJI BA. 
     MORIIYE
     BISHU OSAFUNE MORIIYE

MORIIYE(2) O-EI (f: KOZORI MORIMITSU): MOKUME. KANEMITSU style
        Open troughed GUNOME-CHOJI MIDARE BA. See KOZORI
     BISHU OSAFUNE MORIIYE

MORIIYE(3) KA-KICHI: Kept up with O-EI style. MOKUME. SUGUHA and
        GUNOME-MIDARE BA.
     BISHU OSAFUNE MORIIYE

BIZEN OMIYA
See O-EI BIZEN for IYESUKE and TSUNEIYE 
_______________       
BIZEN MOROMITSU                   
_________|____                    
OMIYA MORIKAGE(2) SHI-TOKU 1384   
         |______________________ ________ _________
 ________|____               ___|____ ___|_____ ___|___               
 O-EI MORIKAGE(3) O-EI 1394  IYESHIGE HARUMITSU IYESUKE(1) O-EI   
      ___|____                 - O-EI 1394 -    ___|___               
      MORIKAGE(4) BUN-MEI 1469                  IYESUKE(2) 
                                                EI-KYO 1429

MORIKAGE(2) SHI-TOKU (f: MOROMITSU): From EI-TOKU 1381 to O-EI
        1394. KO-MOKUME has JI-NIE veil. NIOI GUNOME-CHOJI 
        MIDARE BA is very expressive. His sons and students apply
        their industry through the EI-KYO. See MORIKAGE Group in
        OEI BIZEN
     BISHU OSAFUNE MORIKAGE
     BISHU OSAFUNE JU MORIKAGE

MORIKAGE(3) O-EI: See OEI BIZEN - MORIKAGE Group

IYESHIGE O-EI (t: MORIKAGE): See OEI BIZEN - MORIKAGE Group 
        Note: KOZORI IYESHIGE, see KOZORI YOSHIKAGE

IYESUKE O-EI: Also known as KOZORI IYESUKE. See OEI BIZEN - 
        MORIKAGE Group for EI-KYO lines of: KOZORI IYESUKE and 
        TSUNEIYE

HARUMITSU O-EI (t: MORIKAGE): MOKUME. GUNOME-CHOJI BA in NIOI.
        OMIYA OEI HARUMITSU is prior to JIROZAEMON KATSUMITSU 
son and stylist. Check SUGATA and style to place.      BISHU OSAFUNE HARUMITSU _________ MUNEYOSHI EI-TOKU 1381      BISHU OSAFUNE MUNEYOSHI ________ NARIMORI TEI-WA 1345             ITAME with MASAME. GUNOME-MIDARE BA.      BISHU OSAFUNE NARIMORI 
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